Dr. John T. Hanley Jr., Ph.D. is currently an independent consultant working on strategic studies and gaming. He served as the Deputy Director for Strategy Management in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence during the period March 2010 to March 2012. His responsibilities included developing a strategic assessment process to inform top-down guidance and create shared vision, values and strategies within the Intelligence Community, bringing strategic thinking to strategy-to-budget processes, and leading the Galileo Program to promote and reward innovation within the IC.
Prior to joining ODNI, Dr. Hanley served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense developing long-term strategies (2008-2009), as Deputy Director for Acquisition Concepts implementing acquisition reform (2007-2008), and helped stand-up the Office of Force Transformation as Assistant Director for Risk Management (2002-2003).
Other government service included Special Assistant to Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Forces in the Pacific (1998-2002), and Program Director of the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group 1985-1998.
At the Institute for Defense Analyses (2002-2010), Dr. Hanley was Deputy Director of the Joint Advanced Warfighting Program. In the private sector, he was a Principal Analyst and Vice-President at Sonalysts, Incorporated (1977-1985).
He served five years on active duty in the Navy, as a nuclear submarine officer (1972-1977), and an additional twenty-three years in the Naval Reserve (1977-2000), including three command assignments.
Dr. Hanley earned an A.B., magna cum laude with highest distinction (1971), and an M.S. in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College (1973). He wrote on war gaming for his Ph.D. in Operations Research and Management Science from Yale University (1991). His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (third award), the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, the Defense Civilian Meritorious Service Award, and the Director of National Intelligence Exceptional Achievement Medal.
John Garstka, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Director for Cyber Programs within the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications, Cyber & Business Systems; Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. His current responsibilities include oversight of the development and acquisition of capabilities for cyberspace operations and the oversight of DoD Platform Resilience efforts.
Mr. Garstka began his career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He was commissioned in 1983 after graduating as a Distinguished Graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a BS in Mathematics. He served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years and in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for 15 years.
He has an extensive background in systems engineering, mission analysis, and capability development for space, communications, networking, and cyber capabilities. His experience includes material solution analysis for space surveillance systems, communications satellites, unmanned aerial systems communications, airborne networking, cyber ranges, and capabilities for cyber situational awareness. As an operations research analyst he conducted force structure analysis for the Air Force Officer Force and the Air Force Acquisition Workforce.
He has written and spoken extensively on the topics of network-centric warfare, warfighting innovation, and defense transformation.